The Long-Nosed Pig: A Pop-up Book

The Long-Nosed Pig: A Pop-up Book

by Keith Faulkner, Jonathan Lambert
     
 
A captivating cautionary tale from the acclaimed creators of The Wide-Mouthed Frog A pig with an elephant�s trunk? That�s what the world�s very first pig looked like. He loved trotting along with his nose held high in the air, boasting of its amazing length to all he met. But one day the proud pig was too busy bragging to watch where he was trotting and he collided

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A captivating cautionary tale from the acclaimed creators of The Wide-Mouthed Frog A pig with an elephant�s trunk? That�s what the world�s very first pig looked like. He loved trotting along with his nose held high in the air, boasting of its amazing length to all he met. But one day the proud pig was too busy bragging to watch where he was trotting and he collided with a trunk that was taller, rather than longer, and much stronger than his own. From that day on, pigs�and their noses�have never been the same! Packed with spectacular pop-ups, this delightfully far-fetched fable is sure to charm fans of Faulkner and Lambert�s immensely popular The Wide-Mouthed Frog (Dial).

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1--In this modern pourquoi story, a grubby, egotistical pig--the very first in the world--compares his fine, long nose to those of other long-nosed creatures--the anteater's furry one, the swordfish's scaly one, and the toucan's colorful one. So proud is he of this feature that he carries it high in the air, smacks into a tree, and, ever after, all pigs have short, wrinkly snouts. Each of the long noses--the pig's is a full seven inches--pop out from the centerfold and straight at readers, creating strange perspectives in a lap-reading situation. The pig is depicted as a charming, self-satisfied animal in the bright, eye-catching illustrations. The final fold-out of the pig's head with distressed piggy eyes and flattened snout is a funny, startling 20 inches in diameter--perhaps a tad frightening to the very young. Acceptable enough, if your library stocks toy books.--Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE
Kirkus Reviews
A companion to The Wide-Mouthed Frog (1995) that is not as funny, but fans of the first book will want to get their hands on this one to see what pops out at them. Faulkner purports to explain why the pig has a short, wrinkled snout. The very first pig (who is pink, portly, and grubby—flies hover around him) has an exceedingly long nose, so long that preschoolers may be inclined to think of him as an elephant. Vain about his lengthy proboscis, the pig trots about holding his nose higher and higher until he bumps into a tree and squashes his nose into the short, wrinkly shape it is today. Along the way, readers meet a few other creatures whose long noses obligingly pop up: an anteater, a swordfish, and a toucan. The last spread (to be opened with a single "OINK!" fortissimo) is an extreme close-up of the pig's face, 18 inches in diameter. All the protuberant pop-ups, some bright colors, and lively art—the dirt smudges that begrime the pig are cleverly made from brown fingerprints across the pink paint surface—keep everything trotting merrily along. (Pop-up. 2- 6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803722965
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Pop-up Books Series
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
10.14(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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